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  Posted by Michael Tanczos , 01 Nov 2014
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The GameObject Pooler - By ferrous
So another fellow was doing a journal and was a little nervous about posting code for review. It got me thinking that I should post some code up as well. (I do have a game update that I could do...
Developer Journal - 15 hours, 4 minutes ago
Strip back the game - By Aardvajk
 I decided the other day to completely strip my game back to basics. Well, I actually started a new project and gradually moved the code I wanted over because I'm obsessive like that and want...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 2 hours ago
Closed test session, could need some helping hands ! - By Ashaman73
I want to start a new closed test only available to a small, dedicated group of testers. If someone has interest in helping me out, send me a PM and I will give you the download link http://public....
Developer Journal - 4 days, 15 hours ago
Rendering Tree Sprites - By JTippetts
It's been awhile since I did anything 2D-related, and I'm a little bit worried that some of those particular hard-earned skills are starting to fade from my weak brain. Last night, I was talking wi...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 4 days ago
Preparing my engine for Vulkan API - By Ashaman73
Looking at the vulkan api so far, it could solve many of my rendering performance issues in my engine. My engine was based on OpenGL 1.2, followed by a transition to OGL 2.0 and lot of extension la...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 5 days ago
BrainHub and BrainRunner - Finally Over the Hump - By Drakonka
Note: This post may make more sense if you also check out the one I posted before Christmas on my blog (which I unfortunately forgot to also post here at the time: http://liza.io/the-brain-scope-i...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 6 days ago
Shifting Gears - By riuthamus
So, been rather silent as of late. Life has taken a huge toll on me and more or less stripped most of my freetime away. What time I have had available I have tried to do as much gameDev as possible...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 6 days ago
Shuffling class responsibilities - By TheChubu
In this update I'll talk about the latest release of dustArtemis, which changes a bit the component handling.  dustArtemis  dustArtemis is a fork of Artemis Entity System , which...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 1 hour ago
Modules in the Om scripting language - By Aardvajk
Modules in Om  I never wanted to add include statements to Om. I was always very keen to ensure that each script file could be compiled in isolation without having to do any kind of old-fashio...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 17 hours ago
Extending Unity's Editor with a Custom Window - By Eck
Personal Update: Woohoo, my previous journal on Unity's Content Pipeline got featured. :D Snow-pocalypse 2016 has hit Tennessee! I think Nashville received five inches of snow and even the a...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 1 day ago
January update: large creatures, polishing and preparing a closed test - By Ashaman73
Welcome to the January update.The focus of the last two month was the transition of the game from a developer version to something you should give someone for testing. That is polishing the art, th...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Going Mobile - By ferrous
Oh, updated the webgl one, that link is here : Seems to work in Chrome now, yay. But oddly, it errored for me in FireFox at first. So lets see, since last time, I have: Added a local sc...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Streamlining Unity's Content Pipeline - By Eck
Personal Update: I cleaned up my website to better showcase my projects and act like a portfolio. Before it was just a site for my Unity Assets, but now it shows some different projects I'm workin...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Om: Varadic Functions and Reference Types - By Aardvajk
Varadic Functions and Reference Types  I've finished up adding varadic script functions to Om now, and have just got the basics of reference types working, although that needs a lot more testi...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 3 days ago
ANL Expression Parsing - By JTippetts
Over the last several years, my noise library (ANL ) has been a sort of sink for whatever miscellaneous time I get in between work, kids, the house, game development, game playing, etc... It has ev...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 4 days ago
The 10 Suggestions. - By Alpheus
I think for anyone beginning to learn to game dev, you should heed the following Suggestions.I don't care how you do it; just do it.Your language doesn't matter. Your platform doesn't matter.Nothin...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 5 days ago
2016 Promises to be an Interesting Year - By Eck
Personal Update: I took a lot of time off over Christmas break just to spend it with my family and work on some Christmas projects. I broke my hermit vows to take my wife and daughter to go see th...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Okay, so its been a while... - By ferrous
Okay, so I fell off the coding wagon, and found it a bit intimidating to jump back to the big TBS game. I decided I'd ease myself into it by playing around with a quickie simple game, and learn mor...
Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 1 day ago
The "Outer Scope" problem in Om - By Aardvajk
Just finished up Om's solution to what seems to be known as the outer scope problem. Consider: var outer = func{ var a = "hello"; var inner = func { out a; }; inner(); retu...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 days ago
Implementing "break" in the Scripting Engine - By Aardvajk
Just finished implementing break in Om, for breaking out of while and for loops. Thought a write-up might be an interesting insight into the internals of the system, although I'm not sure who to...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 5 days ago
Some template snippets - By Aardvajk
Hey. Been working on a couple of containers for use in my scripting engine. Thought I'd just share them here. First up, pod_vector<T> is similar to std::vector but designed for us...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Quick Opaque Pointer Example - By fastcall22
Hi there. Someone on the chat today was asking about the pimpl idiom, and I thought I'd write up a quick little example. The purpose of an opaque pointer is to move the the implementation specific...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
One code base to rule them all! - By slicer4ever
For quite awhile i took a break, getting frustrated with my progress on my framework. recently i've decided to come back with a new plan in mind, get it to the point that it can be used to make som...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Dungeon levels using threading - By mousetail
Phew, this was probably the most difficult feature to implement ever. Now it works though. A lot of you probably forgot about what project I was working on, so let me remind you: I am trying to mak...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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